With their invasion of Crimea and their support for the violent -- and now murderous -- pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Russian government has grossly and blatantly violated international law, international treaties and international norms that have underpinned post-World War II and post- Cold War Europe.
European leaders are under pressure from the U.S. to step up the EU sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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Making the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for this young entrepreneur.
Forget the new black. This is the real black.
Preventing cyberattacks is a modern-day challenge for financial institutions, businesses and people.
A smartphone or tablet feature high on your holiday list this year? How about a robot instead?
Amid the hoopla of new super-phones, largely unknown technologies are emerging -- and it will be these that change our lives. Here are seven I predict will help define our future.
For four decades, London's underground transport network has been Bob Mazzer's photographic playground. He has collected surprisingly intimate shots in what, for many, is a most impersonal environment.
Britain has stolen a march in the space race with plans for the world's first spaceport outside the US, which is hoped to be operational by 2018.
Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown started her billion dollar brand with just $10,000 and a lot of determination. This is how she turned her company into a top brand.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, the old adage goes.
It has generally been easier for women to be in paintings than to have their own work exhibited but now the art world looks set to change.
The 'queen' of Macau's gambling empire is about to unveil a new palace.
Oceans around the globe could inject an extra $50 billion into the world's economy -- if fisheries were sustainably managed, a new report backed by Prince Charles shows.
French officials exploded in outrage after BNP Paribas agreed to plea guilty to criminal charges, pay nearly $9 billion in fines, and have access to dollar clearing suspended for a year for its persistent violations of US economic sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.
Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.
American teenagers rank below average when it comes to understanding the value of money -- while Chinese kids are the best.
Paper money could be a thing of the past in the UK as the Bank of England prepares polymer notes.
The easy availability of mobile payments and online shopping has led to a rise in cashless payments. But how far off is a truly cashless society?
Crowdfunding gives budding entrepreneurs the power to finance projects.
The UK's first Bitcoin ATM could change the way consumers think about digital currency - and buy coffee.
The Octopus card in Hong Kong is leading to a cashless society quickly.
In 1974, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus was divided in two. Now a new project hopes to bring it back together with plans to create a new Eco-city.
Digital currency is here to stay. Here are the facts about cryptocurrencies.
Walmart has leapfrogged Royal Dutch Shell as the world's largest company, topping the Fortune magazine Global 500 ranking.
New airline routes outline more than new holiday destinations. They can point to emerging markets, too. What 2013-2014 route launches tell us about the world?
The garden is overflowing with weeds and trash is riotously strewn across the lower floors. So how on earth is this property worth $1.1 million?
The Property Mood Map is part of CNN's One Square Meter coverage and gives you the chance to share your attitude to the property market and property ownership in your county. You can then compare your results with CNN.com users all over the world.
In a New Delhi neighborhood, residents line up in the blistering 45 degree Celsius heat (113 Fahrenheit) carrying empty jerry cans and water bottles, waiting for the government water tanker truck to arrive.
From Coco Chanel to DVF, CNN takes a look at fashion designers and the bespoke pieces that launched their careers.
British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article criticising a former Merrill Lynch chief executive was set to be removed from Google's search results.
Macau, the world's biggest casino hub, has overtaken Switzerland in the wealth stakes, being named the world's fourth richest territory by the World Bank.
Call it Abu Dhabi's ivory tower.
Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Apple, Inc.
Over the course of my career at BP, from trainee to chief executive, I led two separate lives. The first one involved being the public face of one of the world's largest companies. The second was my private life as a gay man.
From a stock market perspective, the month of June was one of the nastiest on record for the Dubai Financial Market.
Archaeologists are digging deep to uncover the roots of humanity in the region. And every person on the dig is a woman.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Google, Inc.
Jean-Claude Juncker is a step closer to becoming the next president of the European Commission after EU leaders approved his nomination, despite strong opposition from Britain.
Meet Teta Isibo, founder of Inzuki Designs, a Rwandan fashion brand fusing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style.
Fast growing Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad is spreading its wings again by agreeing to a 49% stake in Italian loss-making airline Alitalia.
Sydney is a hot property market but one Australian company is looking to provide more affordable housing in the city by retrofitting old shipping boxes.
The global oil market is on tenterhooks as a result of the violent Sunni insurgency sweeping down from northern Iraq and threatening Baghdad.
A new collection of Getty images, co created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, shows women in a more diverse light
Entrepreneurs gathering for London's inaugural Technology Week have set the city's east end abuzz.
CNN's African Start-Up hosted a Tweet chat on entrepreneurship on June 19. If you were unable to join us, here's what you missed.
It used to be as simple as folding a piece of paper up your sleeve or writing on the inside of your wrist. But now, as students across the world ready themselves for exam season, cheating is going high tech.
At the last soccer World Cup, it was all about 3D. This time around, it's nothing less than 4K.
It's not easy being Jordan and it is about to become even more difficult, again.
London's inaugural Technology Week is underway, as the United Kingdom's capital promotes its tech stars and shows it can compete with Silicon Valley. Here are five companies to watch, as they pitch to make it big.
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Gazprom said Ukraine will now have to pay for its gas supplies up-front, after last minute talks between the two countries failed.
Energy ministers at Wednesday's OPEC meeting in Vienna agreed to maintain oil production levels, after negotiating in the shadow of flaring violence in the second-biggest city of Iraq, one of the consortium's key producers.
The global economy will slow more than expected this year after being hit by the Ukraine crisis, market volatility and bad weather in the U.S., the World Bank says in its latest forecast.
Africa's entrepreneurial spirit is alive and thriving -- but where are the jobs?
For the past decade, designer Tory Burch has built up an impressive multi-billion dollar fashion empire. Take a look behind the scenes and see how she did it.
As Europe struggles to recover from crisis, two of its most powerful leaders are meeting to thrash out the next stage.
Writing almost a century after the Acts of Union joined Scotland with England, and 50 years since its Jacobite uprisings were brutally suppressed, the bard Robert Burns bemoaned the real reason behind his nation's loss of independence: money and its ability to sway the vote.
Former military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took the oath of president Sunday and was greeted by a stock market rally of 4.7%.
This weekend I hosted part of the Global Summit of Women in Paris, set up by a Washington-based organization devoting its time to trying to further women's causes in the world.
Mario Draghi is stepping on the gas, cutting interest rates to record lows, trying to funnel money into the real economy, and introducing a charge on banks that hold excess reserves with the European Central Bank.
T survive, aviation needs to start going green. Does the industry have the chops? Take our quiz and find out.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping signed a huge gas deal last month, the timing couldn't have been better.
Globally, more than $3.5 trillion is lost each year to financial crimes. James Varga, CEO of miiCard suggests a solution.
Author Brett Scott explains why hacking is often a creative attempt to explore systems, not malicious misconduct.
Airlines are having to constantly evolve to stay afloat in the high-stakes world of aviation.
While Ukraine's fight for freedom gets bloodier by the day and Russia faces the West's cold shoulder, in the elegant surroundings of London's Somerset House, one oligarch is using art to get his message across.
The Internet has radically altered many things, not least the speed at which we all share and receive information, and the depth of the information available.
Wecyclers is an innovative enterprise using an incentive-based program to help solve Lagos's acute waste management problem.
Perched on a sofa in her West London apartment, Eve Branson recounts early memories of her son Richard. Disciplining him, it seems, was delicate business.
Andy McNab is trying to convince me that being a psychopath is good for business.
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Following AstraZeneca's most recent rejection of Pfizer's bid, many may ask if this is a lost opportunity for British innovation, or the salvation of it?
Google has revealed a prototype of its latest driverless car -- and this one doesn't even have a steering wheel.
We hear of tremors that shake, rattle and roll, but really cause no damage. Then there are the big quakes that hit offshore and cause a scare, but nothing more.
Far-right and far-left protest parties have dominated the crucial election in many countries across the European Union
Vladimir Putin was out on a mission here in his hometown to re-boot his languishing economy after political moves involving Ukraine scared off investors in the past half year.
For incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, securing India's energy needs over the next decade ranks among his greatest challenges.
Our global response to climate change needs to make the most of the world's talent -- women, writes Sandip Verma.
For the hotel doorman who greeted me on arrival in Kiev this week, the rain storms that have hit the Ukrainian capital served as a metaphor for a different sort of turbulence.
Los Angeles may have become famous for many things over the years but downtown living is not one of them. Could that be about to change?
St Petersburg has been a city of splendor for more than three centuries, and bears the name of the man who dreamt it all up: Tsar Peter the Great.
Minimum wages are on top of the political agenda in many countries.
The crisis in Ukraine and the political dispute with the U.S. and EU could not have come at a worse time for Russia's economy.
A Kenyan startup has come up with a simple service that allows schools to send report cards via SMS.
Over the last 15 years, I've been lucky enough to work in the industry of tech-driven start-ups, and I've watched as revolutions have taken place.
You might have been forgiven for not knowing there is an election around Europe, starting on Thursday, to elect 751 members of the European Parliament, known as MEPs.
More than six decades ago, the European Movement's founder Jean Monnet shared his vision for the region's nascent union, prescribing money as a means to heal the wounds left by two world wars.
Manila's Payatas dump site is more than a simple landfill, it's an entire human eco-system.
Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev is set to lose half his wealth after being ordered to pay his former wife $4.5 billion in a settlement dubbed the "most expensive divorce in history."